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Public help identify drink driver

By 30 May 2016
Police wrap

Police will summons a 32-year-old Palmerston woman after she was caught drink-driving on Sunday. A number of reports were received about a silver Mazda sedan being driven er...

More doctors, nurses for TCH emergency department

By 30 May 2016 2
The Canberra Hospital

The emergency department at The Canberra Hospital will gain an extra 39 staff in 2016-17 and a further 15 workers by the end of the 2019-20 financial year as part of a $29 mill...

Ngunnawal woman dies in driveway accident, police investigating

By 30 May 2016
Police wrap

A police investigation is underway into the death of a 44-year-old woman on Saturday after she was struck by her own vehicle in the driveway of her Ngunnawal home. ACT Polic...

Baby, it’s cold outside

By 30 May 2016 11

The forecast was for an overnight minimum of 4 degrees, but the mercury dipped to -1.8 at around 11.30pm and it’s still 0 out there now as families head off for school an...

Ask RiotACT: ACT-wide shortage of plastic cat tray liner bags

By 30 May 2016
Ask RiotACT

So recently I started using these new nifty bag liners that stretch around the cat litter tray and when you are done just fold up and in the bin, so much less mess and so much ...

Dutton offensive on asylum-seekers

By 30 May 2016 31
ss new australia

When I came to Australia in 1952, I couldn’t speak English, I couldn’t count to 10 and I came by boat. If Minister Dutton had been on the wharf, would he have turned my bo...

Ask RiotACT: Seeking outdoor dance floor

By 29 May 2016 1
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I'm looking for somewhere that will hire out a dance floor that can be set up outside (6x6metres) in Canberra. The only place I've found so far is YesEvents in Bowral N...

Signs of life and wonder

By 29 May 2016 4

Apparently the residents of Gungahlin have had enough of being a lower priority to other areas of Canberra. According to the road signs off the new Majura Parkway, Gungahlin...

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Half Price Gym Membership anyone?

By 24 August 2009 13

Ok, it may seem like I'm getting a little desperate here, but I just wanted to make a call-out to anyone out there that might be interested in getting some cheap(ish) gym membership. CISAC's Club Lime is offering a promotion at the moment of 2 for 1 Platinum membership. That is, instead of the...

Driving schools in Canberra? Any better than the others?

By 24 August 2009 20

Can anyone suggest a good driving school in Canberra?  A Google search just brings up a series of rather ugly websites that all claim to be the best or at least the most popular.  Should we just play it safe and go with the NRMA driving school?  Also, as the person learning is in his ...

Reptiles of Canberra

By 24 August 2009 1

[First filed: August 22, 2009 @ 10:52] It seems that herpetology is the new black. The above video was posted by Lamington321 with the following note: Here is a humble collection of pieces collected on wildlife-seeking outings around Canberra with my good friend, Pamela. For some rea...

Save our schools doesn't want some schools?

By 24 August 2009 15

The Canberra Times notes an interesting change of direction for the "Save Our Schools" group. The Government is talking about turning the Weston campus of the Canberra Institute of Technology over for use as an Islamic school. Strangely when the government hands over unwanted facilities for Ch...

I'm anthologised and not ashamed to admit it!

By 24 August 2009 7

Last year, I won an ACT Writers Centre award - which was an unexpected and bl**dy marvellous experience, thank you very much! It recently got better because my story was picked up for publication in an anthology. I know some of you are readers, and so if you are interested in an eclectic mix...

Raiders go down to the Warriors in Auckland

By 23 August 2009 2

Fox Sports reports that the Raiders have been beaten by the Warriors in Auckland this afternoon, losing 34-20. Tries to Josh McCrone and Joel Thompson, as well as a double to the exciting Jarrod Croker, weren't enough to compensate for some poor handling and bad decision-making at key stages of t...

Nasty rape case gets nastier

By 23 August 2009 21

The Canberra Times brings word of Tuggeranong mayhem and intimidation of an alleged rape victim. The ACT Magistrates Court heard yesterday that the boyfriend of the 16-year-old girl at the centre of the case was attacked, his car was torched and her mother received abusive phone calls. A bail...

DPP's had enough of soft drink driving sentences

By 23 August 2009 39

The ABC brings word that the Director of Public Prosecutions has had enough of soft sentencing for drink drivers in the Magistrate's Court and is asking the Supremes to have a look at it. Last year 38-year-old Peter Waugh from Kambah recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.185. He appeared in cou...


By 23 August 2009 2

2-5 October 2009 St Johns Church Hall, Constitution Ave, Reid, Canberra ACT Nothing says Victorian Dance like the charm and spectacle of a Victorian Era Dance Festival - dozens of dancers in elaborate costumes swirling gracefully to the music of another era. You can be part of it! Learn the dan...

Police Wrap - 23 August

By 23 August 2009 16

1. Woden blue: ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fight between two groups of men in Phillip last night (August 21) that resulted in one male being transported to The Canberra Hospital for treatment. The incident occurred outside the Corinna Street entrance to Woden Plaza about 10.30pm, wi...

Corinbank coming back in 2010

By 22 August 2009 9

[First filed: August 21, 2009 @ 13:47] Corinbank Press Release, 21 August 2009 Corinbank Arts and Music Festival Blasts Back in 2010 to Support Canberra Artists and Musicians Corinbank, now Canberra's leading alternative arts and music festival, is on again from Feb 26-28, 2010. Set in th...

ACT Bar Associations Porn Web Site

By 22 August 2009 5

Well this is one way to spice up the law. The Australian is reporting that someone hacked into the new web site of the ACT Bar Association and turned it into a porn site. The site is now shown as being "under construction"...

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